Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Amazing Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting!

Chocolate and strawberries just go together! These decadent Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting are incredible! Made with super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a Ghirardelli chocolate. The ultimate Valentine’s Day Cupcakes!

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Double Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting, the perfect Valentine's Day cupcakes.

Your new favorite Valentine’s Day Cupcakes recipe!

I have fond memories of Valentine’s Day, and most of these memories involve decadent treats, and delicious chocolates.  In fact, chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together, much like chocolate and Ghirardelli.  These cupcakes are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for all of the sweethearts in your life!

These decadent cupcakes start with a super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a beautiful Ghirardelli Valentine Impressions chocolate! Beautiful and delicious!

Any time I’m baking with chocolate, I try to always reach for Ghirardelli Chocolate!  The quality is superior, and the 60% Cacao Premium Chocolate Baking Chips will ensure the best taste and texture to any baked treat or decadent confection.  I’ve used these baking chips in several other recipes including my Mint Hot Chocolate!

These Ghirardelli Valentine’s Day Impressions Chocolates are also the perfect topper to these double chocolate cupcakes.  They not only taste amazing, but they’re the perfect gift to impress that someone special this Valentine’s Day, whether given alone or topped on a baked treat!   

Ghirardelli Valentine’s Day Impressions leverage the format of candy conversation hearts in premium chocolate with four different Valetine’s Day messages: “love,” “xoxo,” “sweet,” and “be mine” – the perfect candy dish filler or casual gift for your friends and family!

These decadent cupcakes start with a super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a beautiful Ghirardelli Valentine Impressions chocolate! Beautiful and delicious!

What type of cake are these double chocolate cupcakes?

The cake inside these delicious cupcakes is amazing!  It’s also really easy to bring together, as it starts off with a cake mix, along a few other goodies to it, making it super moist and delicious. 

The Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Premium Chocolate Baking Chips added to the batter, absolutely make the cupcake.  Not only is the extra addition of chocolate fabulous, but its perfect to bite into the cake and have chocolate chips in every bite!

These decadent cupcakes start with a super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a beautiful Ghirardelli Valentine Impressions chocolate! Beautiful and delicious!

What type of frosting is on these Valentine’s Day Cupcakes?

The strawberry cream cheese frosting is wonderfully complimentary to the chocolate cake.  It adds a level of creaminess and freshness that is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I used my recipe for How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting and added fresh strawberries to it. Not only is the flavor amazing, but it will naturally color the frosting a light pink.

These decadent cupcakes start with a super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a beautiful Ghirardelli Valentine Impressions chocolate! Beautiful and delicious!

Could you use more Valentine’s Day treat inspiration? Check out some of my other Valentine’s Day treats:

Heart Shaped Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Covered Cherry No Bake Cheesecake Bars

Love Bug Sugar Cookies

Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars – with pretty pink frosting!

Black Forest Brownie Bites

 

Here’s how these fabulous Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting come together:

Nutrition

Calories

4831 cal

Fat

185 g

Carbs

791 g

Protein

35 g
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Yields 24 cupcakes

Double Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

These decadent cupcakes start with a super moist, delicious chocolate cake, studded with Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips, and topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting and garnished with a beautiful Ghirardelli Valentine Impressions chocolate! Beautiful and delicious!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 box (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • For Frosting:
  • 1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) brick, cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 c. diced fresh strawberries
  • 5-6 c. powdered sugar
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Valentine's Impressions Chocolates

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners (24 cupcakes). Set aside.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, mix together the cake mix, milk, butter, eggs, sour cream, and pudding mix. Mix together until smooth. Batter will be thick. Fold in the chocolate baking chips. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full, and bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool.
  3. While the cupcakes cool, mix the frosting. First, cream together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy and smooth, begin adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, and slowly add the strawberries. For a stiffer frosting, add more powdered sugar. Depending on how juicy the strawberries are, you may need to add more sugar.
  4. Frost the cupcakes, using a piping bag and a large, open tip. Top with a Ghirardelli Chocolate Valentine's Impressions Chocolates. Enjoy!
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This Valentine’s Day, I hope you and your sweethearts get to enjoy these delicious cupcakes.  These cupcakes are great for classroom Valentine’s Day party treats, a great workplace treat or fun for you and your family to enjoy on Heart Day!

Enjoy!  ~Erin

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

Double chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting, Valentine's Day Cupcakes recipe.

 

Comments

  1. These are such pretty cupcakes, Erin! Perfect for Valentine's day! And you can NEVER go wrong using Ghirardelli... ;)
  2. Chocolate and strawberries just belong together! And all that chocolate? Perfect for this chocolate lover!
  3. These are really darling, Erin! And chocolate on chocolate is a win for me! I always use Ghirardelli 60% chips. They are the best!
  4. Wow! These are so pretty and look yummy!
  5. These look amazing and how better to top off a decadent treat than with Ghirardelli!
  6. wow looks amazing, and i have fond childhood memories of visiting the Ghirardelli chocolate store "factory" in San Francisco.... thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
  7. Heather@The Black"s Best says
    These look so good! I'm pinning it to make for Valentine's Day!
  8. These look so good! I'm a fan of anything chocolate. Pinning to make on Valentine's.
  9. I am drooling! Thanks so much for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday!
  10. YUM!!! I'm saving this for later!!! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!
  11. Yummy& pretty. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
  12. How darling are these cupcakes and I love how you styled them for Valentine's day! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday - I can't wait to see what you'll bring next time! Mollie
  13. These are fabulous and Ghirardhelli is the BEST! Thanks for linking this up at #SaucySaturdays!
  14. I like strawberry/chocolate or raspberry/chocolate combinations. Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup.
  15. I can tasted the diced strawberries!! And these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - and have an awesome week!
  16. Mother of 3 says
    I just love strawberries or raspberries with my chocolate. This looks divine. Pinned.
  17. thank you for sharing this chocolate yumminess at TFT, pinned xo

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